Hills of Africa

A Taste of an African Safari Vacation to Zambia

Featuring Victoria Falls, South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park

10 nights/11 days - Itinerary prices begin at USD$10,000 per person

Day 1 - Victoria Falls

Welcome to Zambia. On arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will need to collect your luggage and proceed through customs and immigration. Your Hills of Africa Travel representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall (look for your name on a sign). You will be transferred to Sussi and Chuma (about a 20 minute drive).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - US passports do require visas to enter Zambia and must have at least two empty pages in their passports for each country visited. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to the last country.

Sussi & Chuma

Sussi is an exclusive Zambian lodge situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River upstream from Victoria Falls and just 5 miles outside Livingstone town.

The lodge consists of 12 luxury tree-houses which are built into the living canopy of the giant ebony trees lining the bank of the river. Each one has a private view of the Zambezi from its own deck among the branches. The main building has a raised bar/lounge deck, open air dining area and swimming pool.

Sussi Lodge is the perfect place for excursions to view the Victoria Falls, game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, fishing in the Zambezi River and cultural tours of Livingstone town.

Accommodation: 1 x Standard Room on fully inclusive basis for 2 nights

Day 3 - South Luangwa National Park

Today, you will be driven back to Livingstone Airport where you will take a shared, light-aircraft charter flight to Lusaka.

On arrival at Lusaka Airport, you will be met by a guide from ProFlight Airways. He will help you to check in for your shared light aircraft charter flight to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa National Park.

On arrival at Mfuwe Airport, you will be met by a guide from Bushcamps who will transfer you to Chindeni. Welcome to the bush.

Chindeni Bushcamp

Defined by a rugged elegance which sparks a sense of adventure in every guest who calls Chindeni home, the four tented en-suite chalets are tucked amidst a shady ebony grove which rests along the bank of a permanent ox bow lagoon. Chindeni's cozy, inviting atmosphere is further enhanced by expansive views of the Chindeni hills along with a spectacular view of Chindeni's most prominent feature - the breathtaking lagoon.

Guests become intimately acquainted with the sights and sounds of the bush as each chalet boasts its own raised deck for the added luxury of private game viewing. The individual decks overlook the lagoon, and provide round the clock views of the diverse game which congregates along the bank to drink. With all the amenities one would expect from five-star accommodations, Chindeni authenticates the bush experience without sacrificing any of the comforts of home. Chindeni ideally sleeps six, but can accommodate a maximum of eight people.

Room: 1 x Standard Room on a fully inclusive basis for 2 nights

Day 5 - South Luangwa National Park

Today you will be transferred to Bilimungwe Bushcamp.

Bilimungwe Camp - Bushcamp Company

Bilimungwe is a trail camp nestled in a riverine forest along the picturesque banks of the Luangwa River. The rustic dining area and fully stocked bar are constructed on raised decking with views of Bilimungwe's permanent water hole and abundant game. The large open, but shaded-sided deck is shaded by a giant mahogany tree and offers fantastic game viewing opportunities at any time of the day or night.

The surrounding forest of evergreen trees form a majestic backdrop for those seeking the unique African experience. The thatched dining canopy provides a cool and comfortable environment in which to enjoy watching the wild game that regularly frequent the well used waterhole.

The camp is made up of four very comfortable reed and thatch chalets all with en-suite showers, toilet and double vanities. The chalets are situated on the edge of the bush and are regularly visited by wildlife. Bilimungwe bushcamp is set in a remote and unspoilt area and an ideal base for walking safaris. Each chalet has two queen sized double beds with large mosquito nets and an individual rechargeable lighting system.

Room: 1 x Standard Room on a fully inclusive basis for 2 nights

Day 7 - Lower Zambezi National Park

Today you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport.

You will fly by shared, light-aircraft charter from Mfuwe to Lusaka Airport.

You will then check in for your charter flight to the Lower Zambezi. On arrival, you will be transferred to camp.

Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp blends in effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings and provides a retreat which guests are invited to make their home away from home. A place where guests receive the friendliest of welcomes, the biggest of smiles and where guests who leave as friends to return time and again to experience the very best in Africa.

On the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp holds the prime position in the heart of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park. It is at this very spot where the Cumings Family first explored this area for themselves decades ago, where David Livingstone had ventured through nearly 150 years previously and where in 1989 they created the very first photo safari operation in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Through their efforts Chiawa has become one of Africa's most desirable and sought after safari destinations.

A stunning thatched lounge/bar area with upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi. After enjoying Chiawa's renowned cuisine on the al-fresco dining veranda, relax by the open camp fire with a cocktail to reminisce of the day's adventures before retiring to the tents. Each tent is a sanctuary of luxury and peace to dream about what tomorrow may bring.

Room: 1 x Superior Luxury Tent on a fully inclusive basis for 2 nights

Day 9 - Lower Zambezi National Park

Today, you will be transferred by boat to Old Mondoro further down the Zambezi River.

Old Mondoro Safari Camp

Old Mondoro is a remote bush camp set in a grove of Acacia trees on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Old Mondoro aims to provide guests with an authentic bush experience with its open woodland surroundings. An emphasis is placed on walking although there are also occasional game drives.

The 'tents', resting on temporary slabs, have en-suite facilities with flush toilets, canvas bucket showers and washbasins. The only lighting comes from paraffin lanterns. The tents are left with open views during the day, and at night canvas drop-down blinds with windows are lowered to provide more privacy and security. The four tents each have twin or double beds with thick foam mattresses, comfortable bedding and large mosquito nets. Furniture is simple and rustic. All tents have outstanding views of the Zambezi.

The main tent, which serves as a lounge and dining area, rests under a winterthorn tree and next to a sausage tree overlooking the Zambezi. A traditional bush kitchen supplies high quality meals and fresh bread baked daily from a homemade oven.

The entire experience is unpretentious and uncomplicated, and not for those seeking creature comforts, but promises a unique safari that gives guests the best bush experience possible.

Room: 1 x Luxury Safari Tent on a fully inclusive basis for 2 nights

Day 11 - Lusaka

You will take a shared, light-aircraft charter flight from the Lower Zambezi to Lusaka.

Safe travels and we hope you have lived the Magic Of Africa.

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